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Come out tonight to the PinkZone 
women's basketball game as they 
take on Arcadia, starting at 6 

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Bruce Springsteen's new album, 
Working on a Dream, fails to 
measure up to previous efforts 

Page 5 


The cast and crew of Pirates of 
Penzance are ready to set sail on 
opening night, Friday Feb. 13th 

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Student government wants 
campus to voice concerns 

Emily Gertenbach '11 

A&E Editor 

As all who attend Lebanon Val- 
ley know, it is a small campus. In 
terms of distance and volume, its no 
problem to be heard when standing 
outside and shouting to someone 
halfway across the campus. 

Yet what about being heard in an- 
other sense? Is it really possible for 
students to pitch ideas and sugges- 
tions to the administration? Certain- 
ly it is possible to shout it outside and 
be heard in that sense — but where 
can a student go to be listened to? 

A large part of most educational 
institutions, student government 
associations function as a way for 
students to communicate desires 
and concerns to their respective 
administrations, as well as plan 
functions for the student body. 
Lebanon Valley s Student Govern- 
ment Association, also known as 
the SGA, is no different — yet many 
students do not realize the amount 

Katie Zwiebel '12 / LA VIE (Image taken last semester) 
STUDENT REPRESENTATION Charlie Fisher '09, president of SGA Ex- 
ecutive Committee, and Crystal Zakszeski '09, secretary run a typical student 
government meeting, held Monday nights at 9:40 p.m. in Faust Lounge 

to which they can be involved. 

LVCs SGA is officially desig- 
nated to "function as the central bu- 
reau for representation of all student 
concerns," according to the Student 
Government Constitution. "Student 
Government shall coordinate and 

sponsor activities for the entire cam- 
pus community with the Student 
Programming Board and all other 
Government recognized organiza- 
tions as well as manage the budgets 
of those recognized organizations." 

Please see SGA | Page 2 

Send- off ceremony held at LVC 

Sarah Grodzinski '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

On Thursday, Feb. 5, Lebanon 
Valley College hosted a good-bye 
ceremony to 500 members of the 
Pennsylvania National Guard in 
the Arnold Sports Center. 

The soldiers, part of the 628 th 
Aviation Support Battalion, were 
recognized among 2000 friends 
and family, as well as college 
students and faculty members. 
The 628 th Battalion totals nearly 
650 soldiers who will have three 


Katie Zwiebel T2/ LA VIE 
EMBRACE Over 2,000 family and 
friends gathered together February 5, to 
say good-bye to their loved ones, as they 
prepared for their deployment 

months of further training at 
Fort Sill in Oklahoma before 
leaving for Kuwait in April and 
eventually arriving in Iraq. 

The brigade is part of the 
largest aviation deployment of 
the National Guard in Pennsyl- 
vania history. 

Sergeant Jason Dufour has 
been in the National Guard for 
10 years. 

"I love my country and I love 
doing good things like this for 
my country when support is 

Please see CEREMONY | Page 3 

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LVC News 

^^^^^H February 11, 2009 

Dean search 
comes to an end 

Emily Gertenbach '11 

A&E Editor 

It was announced this week that 
Dr. Michael Green of Augustana 
College in Rock Island; 111. is to be 
the new Vice President for Aca- 
demic Affairs and Dean of the Fac- 
ulty at Lebanon Valley College. 

He will be assuming the posi- 
tion from Dr. Brian Hearsey pro- 
fessor of mathematics and acting 
dean and VPAA. Upon Greens ar- 
rival; Hearsey will return to his po- 
sition in the mathematical sciences 

Greens hiring brings an end to 
a search that began nearly a year 
ago upon the announcement that 
former dean and VPAA Ron Toll 
would be leaving LVC. 

Please see DEAN | Page 3 

damage done in 
bus accident 

Lindsay Bracale '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

During a skiing trip over the 
weekend to the Blue Mountain 
Ski Resort in the PoconoS; LVC 
students and staff were involved 
in a bus accident with no student 
injuries reported. The accident oc- 
curred on Saturday Feb. 7, around 
12 p.m. 

Brooke Donovan ; Associate 
Director of Student Activities and 
Engagement; organized the trip 
and was on the bus during the ac- 

Please see ACCIDENT | Page 2 


2 La Vie Collegienne February 11, 2009 


Battling to open for Eve 6 

Alyssa Bender '11 

Features Editor 

After all the votes were tallied; it 
was announced that The Dirt Party 
and The Technocrats will join na- 
tional recording act Eve 6 on the 
mainstage of this year s ValleyFest. 

Ten bands rocked out for the cov- 
eted spot at the Battle of the Bands 
this past Friday night. The bands 
were judged on originality and in- 
teraction with the audience ; among 
other things. 

"We're looking for dance moves ; 
hairdos; gold chains ; and tight pants/' 
joked judge Professor Jeff Snyder ; 
Director of the Music Business Pro- 
gram at LVC. "Seriously we're look- 
ing for how tight they are ; how they 
work the audience; the harmonies; 
the energy." 

Kristy Adams ; the second judge ; 
is Director of Web Communications 
at LVC and has previously worked 
in the music industry. The third seat 

was filled by Joe Trojcak; 
a composer and engi- 
neer, as well as the owner 
of Progressive Studios in 

This year's Battle of 
the Bands was a highly 
anticipated event. 

"This year by far is the 
biggest battle we've had 
since I've been here/' said 
Matthew Howell-Clarke 
TO; Vice President of the 
ValleyFest Committee 
and Evening Entertain- 
ment Chair. "Only three 
of these bands played in 
the battle last year. And 
these aren't only fresh- 
man bands — there are 
seniors; too." 

Tony Gorick Tl / LA VIE 
In fact; not all the Cagno and his band The Technocrats will join 

bands that signed up The Dirt Par ty to °P en for Eve 6 at this year's 
ValleyFest. ValleyFest will be held April 17 
and 18th. 

Clarke; thirteen bands had originally 
signed up ; but due to time restraints; 
the committee cut the bands down 
to ten. The bands that were cut are 
promised day stage slots if they want 

The event was highly successful 
with over 250 in attendance in Lutz 
Hall. Students voted for their favor- 
ite bands with spare change — and 
spare ten and twenty dollar bills; as 
was the case with a few buckets. The 
judge's input was then considered to 
determine who would play with the 
national headliner at ValleyFest. 

Mr. LVC 2008; Joe Sheehy '09; was 
the emcee for the night; and LVC's Au- 
dio Engineering Society provided the 
sound. Each band was allotted twelve 
minutes to play and played an average 
of three songs each. 

Both winning bands are made up 
of almost all LVC students or alum- 

Wolfe '07 on bass; Greg Harris '09 
on guitar, AJ Myers TO on trumpet; 
Carl Bahner '07 on drums ; and John 
Rooney on sax. The group played 
funky jazz-fusion and was unique in 
showcasing a different instrument in 
each of the songs they played. 

The Technocrats are a fairly new 
band; only playing together since 
September of 2008. With Anthony 
Spinnato '11 on drums; Ryan Cagno 
T 1 on guitar and vocals, Asher Con- 
dit T 1 on piano and vocals ; and Aar- 
on Glasbrenner T 1 on bass ; this was 
the group's first show together. 

"We're feeling pretty good/' said 
Cagno before the show. "You never 
know what the judges are going to 
do. We're just going to have fun." 

You can see both bands play as 
well as Eve 6, at Valleyfest 2009. 

had the chance to play. 
According to Howell- 

The Dirt Party consists of Tim A. BENDER 


ACCIDENT: no injuries reported 

Continued from Page 1 

Apparently; the accident 
was caused by a reckless driver 
which escalated into a string of 

"A car cut across two lanes 
and cut in front of the first bus/' 
Donovan reports. "The first bus 
driver was unable to stop the bus 
as this was very sudden ; and he 
hit the car. He suddenly stopped; 
which caused the second bus 
to have to stop in a very short 
amount of time. The second bus 
could not stop and he hit the 
[first] bus." 

Another car was involved in the 
accident as well. 

"Due to both buses stopping 
suddenly, a fourth vehicle that was 
traveling behind the second bus 
lightly hit the back of the second 
bus/' she continues. "The ramp was 
graveled from the snow and it was 
hard to stop on." 

State Police were on the scene 
immediately; and no one was seri- 
ously injured. 

"No one from the buses or either 
cars were taken by ambulance" says 
Donovan. "[However]; superficial- 
ly; several students [and I], hit the 
seat in front of them or were jarred 
due to the impact." 

Alyssa Kreider TO was on the 
first bus and saw the accident un- 

"We were on the highway, get- 

ting off on an exit on a ramp ; and I 
knew that the second bus was be- 
hind us/' she says. "All of a sudden ; 
I felt the air brakes and I stood up 
to see what was going on. I saw a 
car cut in front of us very quick- 

She continues. 

"We felt the airbrakes; and I 
felt the first impact. The second 
one was the second bus hitting 
us." Kreider also hit the seat in 
front of her and "hit my nose/' 
she says. 

The trip continued; however. 

According to Donovan; "the bus 
company had replacement buses on 
the scene ... as soon as they could to 
shuttle students to the ski trip." 

There was considerable dam- 
age done to both buses in the ac- 

"The first bus had damage to 
the front left side and the rear ; and 
the second bus had its entire front 
windshield shattered; front bumper 
damage and door damage" Dono- 
van says. 

Vice President for Student Af- 
fairs Greg Krikorian gave a state- 
ment on the accident. 

"We are extremely happy and 
thankful that no student injuries 
were reported and the trip even- 
tually continued/' he said. 



SG A: input 'essential to the functioning of student government" 

Continued from Page 1 

If the structure of campus orga- 
nizations is shaped like a wheel; the 
student government association is 
the hub at the center — the point 
from which all other campus-funded 
organizations stem from. All new or- 
ganizations on campus desiring stu- 
dent government funding for their 
group must apply with the SGA and 
generally go through a probationary 
period in which the organization can 
gauge the response to their group 
within the student body. 

The SGA constitution states "it 
shall be the duty of Student Gov- 
ernment to serve as librarian for 
the constitutions of the various 
campus organizations . . . [and] to 
apportion the student activities 
funds placed under its control by 
the Administration." 

"For student organizations specif- 
ically I would like to stress that they 
make sure their proposals for budgets 
and other matters are done with spe- 
cifics as well" said Zach Strohm '09; 
senior class president and student 
government club liaison. 

Though the school's website 
states that student government in- 
cludes "24 full time and two com- 
muting students selected from the 
student body each spring for a one- 
year term beginning in September" 
not all students realize that they can 
be involved in student government. 

"We'd love to have more stu- 

dents" said Jen Evans ; Director of 
Student Activities; "so they can see 
the process and maybe get more 
students involved in running. It 
seems like once that freshman class 
is elected; sometimes people think; 
'Well; my class reps are elected.'" 

Evans explained that students still 
may run for a position on Student 
Government after their freshman 
year. The SGA constitution states 
that "all elections shall be held in 
early April for returning students and 
in September for incoming students. 
All full-time Lebanon Valley College 
students who are not on disciplinary 
or academic probation at the start 
of the term are eligible for election." 
Prior to the election; all nominees are 
required to write an essay that is to be 
publicly displayed. 

Students who wish to be involved 
but do not have a desire to run for of- 
fice may still attend weekly meetings. 
All students are welcome to attend 
the meetings; held at 9:40 p.m. on 
Mondays in Faust Lounge ; though 
there may be points at which the 
meetings are closed to the public. 

"There are times when the presi- 
dent can close a meeting. And that 
might be when there are some is- 
sues that we feel have confidential- 
ity issues" Evans said. 

However; both Evans and Stro- 
hm have noticed an improvement 
in student interest. 

"The level of student involve- 
ment at meetings is very impressive 
this year as compared to years past. 
There are about two to three stu- 
dents who come consistently every 
week; whereas in previous years ; no 
one other than student government 
members attended" Strohm said. 

Strohm feels that student input 
is "essential to the functioning of 
student government" and that being 
involved in student government has 
been a beneficial experience for him. 

"I have learned to better harness 
my leadership abilities and have be- 
come more skilled at organization" 
Strohm said. "Student government 
has also taught me the proper avenues 
to go through if I need something on 
campus and has made me more famil- 
iar with the school's administration." 

For students unsure where to 
start; Strohm recommends talking 
to a class representative. 

"I would like to see more stu- 
dent involvement" he said. "How- 
ever; not at the risk of slowing 
down meetings to the point of get- 
ting nothing accomplished. I feel 
that students need to be better in- 
formed; which would be a benefit 
of them coming to the meetings; 
however; I feel they should give 
their student concerns to their re- 
spective representatives." 

E. GERTENBACH elg001(S) 

La Vie Collegienne February 11, 2009 3 


CEREMONY: Troops prepare for deployment 

Continued from Page 1 

needed/' says Dufour, a Clearfield 
resident who is leaving behind his 
pregnant wife Nicole. 

His mother, Marilyn Barrett is 

"I just wished there will soon 
be peace in this world, so that sons 
won t have to go off to war/' Barrett 
says of her 20 year-old son who's 
majoring in mechanical engineer- 
ing at Penn State. She is glad that 
the ceremony occurred because the 
boys should be saluted and com- 
mended for serving their country. 

Adam Snow, 21, didn't know 
why he was in the National Guard 
but admits he just wanted to "fix up 
his life." 

Others, however, were more 
certain. Beth Stippich, 19, says she 
wanted to be in the military since 
she was little. She will be support- 
ing the air medics and helping with 
sick calls when overseas. 

For the families, there were 
keepsake pillows to give to a loved 
one until they returned. From little 
kids running up to the lines of sol- 
diers to hug their dads goodbye to 
tearful mothers and wives, the sol- 

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All information courtesy of the LVC Department of Public Safety 


The Public Safety Office has no reportable incidents on campus this 

Please report any suspicious activity to Public Safety at x61 11. 

Katie Zwiebel '12 / LA VIE 

SUPPORT President Stephen C. MacDonald wishes PA National Guard 
members well at last Thursday's ceremony for the troops as they prepare 
to be deployed 

diers were all wished a warm fare- 
well and good luck as they prepared 
to leave for duty. 

"The National Guard is the best 
of both worlds: the civilian world 
and the army world," says soldier 
Susan Zbegner. 

The soldiers will remain in Iraq 
for 397 days. 

Lebanon Valley College sopho- 
more Grant Becker was there with 
the basketball team watching the 

"I think I would have been here 
even if coach wouldn't have told us 
to come," states Becker. "It's impor- 
tant to support our troops and wish 
them the best of luck and a safe re- 

Jessica Wickenheiser '11 agrees. 

"I think it's awesome LVC is 
hosting this and supporting our 
troops. It shows the college's inter- 
action with the community." 

S. GRODZINSKI slg002(3) 

DEAN: Dr. Michael Green announced as new dean 

Continued from Page 1 

After a temporary suspension of 
the search in the spring, the appli- 
cants were narrowed down to three 
finalists, each of whom met with a 
panel of students in January. 

Green, currently serving as asso- 
ciate dean and associate vice presi- 

dent at Augustana, will assume his 
position on July 1, 2009. 

According to LVC's website, 
Green previously served as chair 
of Augustana's music department, 
during which time he "led a rede- 
sign of the curriculum and oversaw 
a major renovation of the music fa- 


In the announcement, Green 
says he is "excited to begin my work 
at an institution with such a rich 
history as well as excellent oppor- 
tunities for the future." 


& Clarifications 

from the previous issue 
February 4th \ Vol.76,No.l2 


Page 3 

Kristin Miller's year was incor- 
rectly identified as '09, instead 
of TO, and the word "con- 
cerns" was misspelled in the 
subheadline of the story "SGA 
back in session" 

It is our continuing goal to 
provide readers with complete 
and accurate information. To 
that end, we welcome and en- 
courage notification of any 
mistakes. Readers who wish 
to submit corrections should 
send an email to lavie(S), 
subject line: Corrections. 



Saturday, April 4, 2009 
9:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. 
Heilman Sports Center- Basketball Gym 

*A great opportunity to advertise your 

organization to prospective freshman for 

*The first two representatives from each 
organization get a FREE LVC LIVE t-shirt. 
*Brunch is provided. 

Any student organization interested in 

represented at LVC LIVE should contact 
Jen Wert at ext. 6189 or 

SGA Update 

Bailout request approved for Yearbook 

Kristin Miller '10 

La Vie Staff Writer 

The SGA has approved year- 
book Editor-in-Chief Ryan Zvor- 
skys request for a $2,080 "eco- 
nomic stimulus." The bailout was 
needed to keep the yearbook finan- 
cially afloat. 

In other action at its Monday 
meeting, the SGA: 

Approved giving intravarsity 
club status because it passed last 
semester s probation. 

Mentioned that Dr. Michael 
Greene, a senior administrator from 
Augustana College in Rock Island, 
111., has been chosen as Lebanon 
Valley Colleges new Vice President 
of Academic Affairs. He assumes 
the position July 1 st . 

Gave the green light so the Super- 
fan program will now include all fall, 
winter, and spring sports. T-shirts will 
be available for each season. Spring- 

time requirements are needed to re- 
ceive a t-shirt this semester. More Su- 
perfan promotions are on their way. 

Upcoming events: Founders' 
Day next Tuesday and Relay for 
Life on March 27. 

Student concerns: Several 
complained that drivers were go- 
ing the wrong way on Summit St. 
behind Mund; swipe cards not 
working at Funk West; and facili- 
ties workers using all the comput- 
ers in the new student center. 

Finally, changes to the cafete- 
ria have been taken into consider- 
ation such as egg-white omelets, 
removing the salsa from beside the 
cheese, and new "green-ware" add- 
ed for drinks. 



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4 La Vie Collegienne February 11, 2009 


Deatrick kicks off coffeehouse series 

Noelle Barrett '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

LVC students and the public 
filled MJ's Coffeehouse on Wednes- 
day, Feb. 4 at 9:30 p.m. as Eric Deat- 
rick '10 performed an acoustic set. 

The show was the first of four 
that are scheduled for this spring s 
Coffeehouse Series. Deatrick, a 
physical therapy major, has been 
playing guitar since he was a sopho- 
more in high school. 

"I played drums since I was in 
4 th grade/' he says. "I got bored and 
picked up guitar." 

Deatrick shared the spotlight as 
a few of his friends joined in for the 
performance, which included covers 
and an untitled, original song by De- 
atrick and Matt Howell-Clarke '10. 

"We wrote it fall this year. I had 

already written 
the chords [and] 
Matty came up 
with the melo- 
dy/' says Deat- 
rick, adding. "It's 
about helping a 
friend find their 
own way [and] 
people from 
following other 

Clarke also lent 
his vocals for a 

atrick during 
the set were 
Chase VanDu- 
zer '09, Rob Bell 
'08, and Jennifer 

Deatrick is 
a fan of Paul 
Simon and 
performed cov- 
ers of "Mrs. 
"The Boxer," 
| "Me and Julio 

Katie Zwiebel'12/ La Vie Down h ? the 
DEATRICK DELIVERS Inspired by Schoolyard," 
few covers, in- artists sush as Paul Simon, Deatrick and "The Only 
eluding "With performs at MJ's for LVC's Coffee- Living B oy in 
a Little Help house Series New York." 

from My Friends" and "Homeward "I definitely like to shred," the 
Bound." junior admits. "I like acoustic fin- 

Others who performed with De- ger-picking. I try to stay versatile." 

Besides the drums, Deatrick also 
plays the electric guitar with LVC's 
resident '80s cover band, The Pin- 
heads, and has played drums with 
different bands during summers. 

Deatrick also played covers of 
songs by Tom Petty, James Taylor, 
Jim Croce, Eric Clapton, Cat Ste- 
vens, and Pink Floyd. By the end of 
the show, the crowd shouted, "En- 
core!" to which Deatrick respond- 
ed, "You're in luck," and played 
Pink Floyd's "Comfortably Numb." 

The Coffeehouse Series will 
continue with the Irish-American 
folk/ rock group Cean on March 1 1, 
MarkDeRose on April 1, and Scott 
McKenna on May 6. All shows are 
at 9:30 p.m. and free to the public. 




Tony Gorick '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Swashbuckling pirates. Roman- 
tic twists. Roaring comedy? 

LVC's 2009 musical production 
presented by the Wig and Buckle 
Theater Company takes on the 
challenge of blending all three in 
Gilbert and Sullivan's comedic op- 
eretta Pirates of Penzance. 

Beginning Friday, Feb. 13, this 
production of singing pirates and 
random hilarity will start its two- 
week performance schedule. 

"We have been considering Gil- 
bert and Sullivan for a long time," 
said Dr. Kevin Pry, faculty advisor 
of Wig and Buckle and associate 
English professor. "You're going to 
see wonderful silliness." 

Dr. Pry also mentioned that 
LVC has long taken on a "string of 
dark, quirky musicals" in the past. 
He said that this year they decided 
to change direction and perform a 
"light, family-friendly one." 

Ben Long TO took on the daunt- 

Tony Gorick Tl / La Vie 

DAMSELS IN DISTRESS The ladies of Pirates of Penzance show their 
dramatic side in a scene from the show. Pirates opens this Friday to a sold 
out crowd 

ing task of directing the production. 

"I love doing musicals here so 
much," said Long, "You don't get the 
opportunity [to direct] very often." 
He also emphasized the need for a 
hard-working cast and said that ev- 
eryone involved had been great. "Ev- 
ery single person put their heart into 

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it and it really shows." 

Everyone noted that this pro- 
duction has many comedic mo- 

"It is absolutely hilarious/' said 
Hannah Grube '12 who plays the 
love interest Mable. "The whole 
bloody thing is just so much fun." 

However ; the 
production wasn't 
without its chal- 

"All the num- 
bers are vocally 
challenging/' said 
Erin Brubaker '11, 
choreographer of 
the show. Karen 
Oulahan '11, stage 
manager, agreed. 


"Everyone's been working very 
hard," she said. 

Ryan Cagno '1 1 took on the role 
of Frederick, the musical's young 

"There are literally buckets of 
swashbuckling," he stated. "I also 
like the songs when the girls swoon 
when I sing," he said, laughing. He 
added further incentive for the la- 
dies to come out to the show. "I will 
have a sword and visible chest hair." 

The website 
wigbuckle provides quick access 
to reservations. One simply needs 
to follow the link, click on the tick- 
ets tab, and reserve the quantity 
desired. The box office is 717-867- 
6162 for questions as well. 

All the performances have sold 
out except the Saturday, Feb. 14 
showing at 8:00 pm. Tickets are free 
for LVC students, $12 for adults, $7 
for non-LVC students and LVC fac- 
ulty, $5 for seniors (60+) and chil- 
dren (10 and under). 

"I am excited for the moment to 
watch it for the first time [when] it 
all comes together," said Long. "I 
know I'll be proud." 

Interested in a fun-filled swash- 
buckling ride full comedy and mu- 

The Pirates of Penzance is about 
to sail in, and tickets are almost 


The Real Deal 

"Ich auch," means "me too" 
in German and is one of about 
five German phrases I know. If 
people are speaking German 
near you and you say it, not only 
does it imply that you know what 
they're talking about, but it's hi- 
larious when you discover what 
you're agreeing to. I learned sev- 
eral German catchphrases during 
my semester abroad this fall, but 
what's funny is, I didn't study in 
Germany, I went to Cambridge, 

My memories from this semes- 
ter are always on my mind, and 
to put them on paper is a greater 
challenge than I anticipated. De- 
spite the difficulty, the words I 
conjure must express one thing 
very clearly: this semester would 
have been nothing without the 
friends I made. The single-most 
valuable thing I gained from my 
time in Cambridge was the friend- 
ship of a crazy mix of international 

Throughout my childhood my 
dad joked that when you become 
a teenager you suddenly "know 
everything" and it's not until you 
get to college that you realize how 
little you really know, and that's 
definitely what this semester was 
for me. 

Not only has my knowledge 
of Europe expanded tenfold, but 
of myself. I'm comfortable being 
alone. I can walk up to someone 
and start a conversation without 
feeling embarrassed. I can travel 
alone by train, bus, and plane with 
confidence. I can deal with difficult 
people without losing my head or 
hurting their feelings. I can make 
friends with people of different 
languages and backgrounds, and 
love them as much after three 
months as those I've known all 
my life. So when my Cambridge 
friends say they miss being togeth- 
er, the best way I know to answer 
is "Ich auch." 

-Want to know more about Study 
Abroad? Come to the "Real Deal on 
Study Off-Campus" Programs on Feb. 

24 in Faust Lounge from 5-8 pm. 
by Gloria Slovak for La Vie 

La Vie Collegienne February 11, 2009 5 


As the world goes green, the film industry goes Blu 

Kevin Wisniewski '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Now that the format war be- 
tween HD DVDs and Blu-ray 
DVDs has ceased; Blu-ray is the 
new victor paving the way as the fu- 
ture for home entertainment. 

After paradoxically receiving 
strong endorsements from both 
Disney and the porn industry, the 
success of Blu-ray DVDs was inevi- 

Blu-ray runs on digital signal 
and provides the ultimate at-home, 
high-definition experience, with an 
improved sound and picture qual- 
ity that puts standard DVDs to 

Most individuals are reluctant to 
make the switch to Blu-ray for two 
reasons: one, it is quite expensive 
to go Blu. A Blu-ray player costs 
around $400 and a Blu-ray disc is 
about $30, as opposed to $100 for a 
DVD player and $15 for a standard 

The second problem is that 
consumers question whether or 
not Blu-ray has any significant 

Above left, a Sony advertisment displays Blu-ray discs and players.To the right, a Sony employee 
displays discs at a technology show in 2005. 

improvements over DVD technol- 
First, the price of upgrading to 

Blu-ray can be light on the wallet 
if consumers are briefed on where 
to look for the best deals. Best Buy 
stores are continually running 
sales on Blu-ray players and offer 
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Born to run, the Boss is working on a new dream 

Justin Lutz '09 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Whether he knew it or not; 
Bruce Springsteen ushered in a 
new era of his career with the re- 
lease of 2002 s The Rising, an era 
that has continued through 2007 s 
Magic, and an era that has waited in 
anticipation for this year's Working 
on a Dream. 

If Working serves as any mile- 
stone in Springsteens three de- 
cade career; it acts as a stamp on 
a second era ; indicating the end of 
a musical peak initiated with The 

The albums opener ; "Outlaw 
Pete/ is an eight-minute epic 
complete with soaring synth- 
strings and heavy vocal reverb. 
This ambitious leading track is a 
contender for the best on the al- 
bum; dripping with the gruff pas- 
sion and spot-on songwriting that 
fans have come to expect from 
Springsteen. The echoing chorus 
of "Can you hear me?" is haunting 

and powerful; the corner- 
stone of a song that would 
not have been out of place 
on We Shall Overcome: 
The Seeger Sessions or even 
The Rising. 

Unfortunately; the rest 
of Working on a Dream 
fails to hit the mark set by 
"Outlaw Pete." The albums 
title track is slightly boun- 
der and more melodic; 
reminding the listener of 
some of the more likeable 
songs on Magic. "Working 
on a Dream" however, is 
soaked in lyrical cliche; and over 
half of the lyrics consist of the line 
"I'm working on a dream." 

The lyrical quality continues to 
slide downhill in the album's dead- 
weight track "Queen of the Super- 
market." This song joins a long list 
of love songs written to nameless 
grocery store girls ; only to fall short 
of all others that come to mind. 
The music's synth-soaked 80s-feel 
channels Meatloaf style frills with 
Parti Scialfa sealing the compari- 



son; crooning the son's title behind 

The next track; "What Love Can 
Do" is an acoustic guitar- driven 
pop tune suitable for Top 40 radio. 
The song almost acts as a fulcrum; 
tipping the album into mediocrity 
by the end of its last organ-tinged 

The half of the album that fol- 
lows is largely forgettable; punc- 
tuated by a few gems along the 
way. "Tomorrow Never Knows" 
sounds like a We Shall Overcome 

outtake ; with Springsteen's vo- 
cals sounding the most honest 
since "Outlaw Pete." "Surprise 
Surprise" tries hard to be more 
lackluster than "Queen of the Su- 
permarket"... and falls short by 
inches. Its lyrics act as reminders 
of why listeners skip half of the 
tracks on Magic. 

"The Last Carnival" is the last 
proper album track and is a fit- 
ting closer. The singer growls 
end-of-the-day-is-coming lyrics 
over a sparse arrangement; using a 
powerful tune to seal the deal on 
a somewhat lacking collection of 

The real gem lies in The Boss's 
contribution to the movie The 

Wrestler. A somber acoustic tune 
tacked onto the end as a bonus 
track is reminiscent of Devils and 
Dust, an album that served as a 
direction changing record for 

Bruce Springsteen has built 
an undeniable legacy; and while 
Working on a Dream is certainly 
no Born To Run, it serves as the 
fourth in a series of albums that 
documents the second coming of 
his career. 

If "The Wrestler" is any indica- 
tion; another Devils and Dust is just 
around the corner. 





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Single for Valentine s Day? You're not alone 

Keep a positive attitude, appreciate friends and family, and buy apogo stick 

Jake King '11 


Valentines Day, a day set aside 
specifically for you to show your 
love for your significant other. A day 
reserved for that romantic candle-lit 
dinner you Ve been putting off for too 
long. A day to just forget about the 
world and immerse yourself in the 
sweet presence of your loved one. 

Or, should you happen to be 
without a significant other; you may 
perhaps find it a day to lock yourself 
indoors and listen to a continual 
loop of 90 s music. A day in which 
the onslaught of mushy Lifetime 
movies is so overbearing it could 
suffocate a Tele tubby. A day to curl 
up in the fetal position and engage 
in a self-consumed debate of where ; 
exactly^ you went wrong in life. 

Indeed; for the singles of the 
world; Valentines Day can seem 
nothing more than a festering heap of 
disenchantment and broken dreams. 

However; while it may seem 
a daunting task at first; in the big 
scheme of things ; February 14 only 
comes once a year ; and with the 
right attitude; you may be shocked 

to learn that surviving V-day alone 
isn't really hard at all. In fact; it just 
might be the way to go. 

Believe it or not; there are actu- 
ally perks to being single on Valen- 
tines Day ; chief among them the 
fact that there is no way you can 
possibly screw up. 

The commercials on TV in the 
weeks building up to Valentines 
Day inundate us — particularly and 
unfairly, I think; males — with an al- 
most deathly fear of screwing up the 
most romantic day of the year with a 
cliched gift or poor taste. And so like 
flies to meat; we storm retailers such 
as Macy S; Royer s Flowers ; and Bath 
and Body Works ; uncomfortably 
aware that we could not be farther 
from our element and masculinity. 

Whether you're a guy or a girl; 
though; if you happen to be single 
come the 14 th of February; you 
don't have to spend a dime unless 
you want to ; which with today's 
grim economic outlook is some- 
thing we can all appreciate. 

Or if you so choose ; put that pen- 
ny saved to good use and indulge a 
little bit. Buy something for your- 
self. Make it materialistic. Make it 

frivolous. Hell; make it a pogo stick; 
should the whim strike you. 

If you are really feeling down ; 
though; a nice little trick is to send 
yourself flowers anonymously and 
act surprised when they arrive. Not 
only do you achieve a few seconds 
of artificial bliss ; but you also sup- 
port the floral arrangement indus- 
try which; like many sectors of the 
economy, is under considerable 
stress at the moment. 

Even SO; though you might try to 
maintain a positive attitude on a day 
that explicitly celebrates love ; it can 
still be a challenging task. However; 
if you find yourself feeling down ; 
don't make it worse. Nobody likes a 
Negative Nancy (or Negative Ned) ; 
so rather than letting yourself be 
downtrodden by the cruel hand of 
Fate ; go out and do something that 
will cheer you up. 

I return for a moment to the afore- 
mentioned pogo stick argument: take 
a trip back to your childhood days 
when the opposite gender still had 
cooties and frying plastic figurines 
with a magnifying glass was the high 
point of your afternoon. In addition; 
exercise is a proven stress-buster, so 

should you feel so inclined; load up 
your iPod with your favorite songs 
and hit the treadmill for a while. 

The best advice I've heard on the 
subject of Valentine's Day, though; 
was told to me by someone several 
years ago. She said that on Valen- 
tine's Day ; whether you're single 
or with someone special; show the 
ones you care about that they mat- 
ter to you; whether they're your sig- 
nificant other or not. 

I was turned down when I followed 
this theory and asked her out later 
on — so there are clearly holes to this 
logic — but the principle itself is sound 
and worthy, I think; of inclusion in the 
list of feel-good; self-satisfying quips 
we use to make ourselves feel better 
when life throws us lemons. 

So to conclude; I suppose the 
moral of this story; then; is that if 
you're single this Valentine's Day, 
realize that it's not the end of the 
world and that in fact there are lots 
of people out there just like you. 

And if you need cheering up ; 
buy yourself a pogo stick. 






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V>1 ILiLlVkJ ^vho saw his creation reach the five-year 
plateau on Feb. 4. According to, Facebookhas 
about 150 million users worldwide. Zuckerberg revo- 
lutionized online communication in such a way that it 
allows subscribers to access profiles of friends safely 
and free of charge. Estimated at $15 billion, the Har- 
vard graduate made Time s 2008 list of most influential 
people in the world. College students everywhere have 
taken his project and transformed it into what is argu- 
ably one of the largest online social networks to ever 
sweep the Internet. 

~\OOY to Pittsburgh radio station KDKA 
^ J an( j j 1QSt jyj art y Griffin for staging a fake 
talk show contest. According to, the 
host misled callers by promoting a $1 million contest 
on Thanksgiving 2007 with no intention of follow- 
ing through with the reward. The CBS radio affiliate 
will be fined $6,000 and has 30 days to either appeal 
the decision or pay the fine imposed by the Federal 
Communications Commission. Apparently, the joke 
is on KDKA. 

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The ice hockey team continues 
to look for its first win after 
falling in two straight games to 
Manhattanville College on the 
weekend. The defense improved 
on the weekend, but the offense 
only recorded one goal in two 


Both the men and the women 
impressed at the East Strouds- 
burg University Invitational this 
past weekend with multiple 
top-15 finishes among a field of 
competition that included Divi- 
sion I and Division II schools. No 
team scores were kept, but Jenn 
Cronin '11 recorded another re- 
cord-breaking day in the 3,000 
meter, while Jerome Duncan '12 
and Brian Phanthavong '09 per- 
formed impressively in the men's 
55-meter hurdles. Many other 
LVC students performed well, 
including Josh Light '10 who 
was the top Division III runner 
in the 55-meter dash. 

Jerome Duncan 
Track & Field 

up an im- I 

week at 
the LVC 

Invita- M 


with an 

impres- R 

sive \ f 


at the ESU Invitational, finish- 
ing 3rd in 55-meter hurdles and 
14th in the 55-meter dash. 






Player of IL M 

the Week ■ 

honors M 

after HfflHSl 


up 19.5 ppg, while averaging 
4.5 rebounds and 3 assists in 
two games. Lidlow's week was 
highlighted by a game high 21 
points against Messiah. 

A-Fraud controversy rages on 

We have heard it before. Mark McGwire. Sammy Sosa. Barry Bonds. Rafael Palmeiro. 
Roger Clemens. And now, Alex Rodriguez. The complete scope of the steroid-era, as it is 
now called, is hard to determine, but with Rodriguez admitting on Monday that he used 
steroids between 2001 and 2003 while as a member of the Texas Rangers, it has become 
apparent that steroids injected itself deep within the culture of baseball. In response to 
Sports Illustrated^ report of Rodriguez's failed drug tests andA-Rod's own admittance, 
what do LVC baseball players have to say about the issue? 

"A-Rod has never tested positive in a real 
drug test. That test was suppose to be an 
anonymous test with no consequences. I 
believe many more athletes in all sports 
are using performance enhancing sub- 
stances than people realize, and with mil- 
lions of dollars on the line... I don t blame 
anyone for trying to get an edge. Steroids 
don t help anybody hit a baseball, maybe 
the balls would not have cleared the fence 
by fifty feet, but just about all of them 
would have been home runs." 

Shane Specht '11, infield/ right-handed pitcher 

"As much as I hate A-Rod, I'm glad 
that he came clean and admitted 
"to using performance enhancing 
drugs. I am just sick of the media 
beating this to death." 

Bert Malloy 

Malloy '09, outfield 

"I think that A-Rod was put under tremendous 
pressure when he got his $252 million dollar 
contract, I can easily see why he would have to 
result to use steroids... This story just proves 
that any one can crumble under pressure situ- 

Nate Blough '11, infield/ right-handed pitcher 

B-BALL: Men fall in back-to-back contests 

Continued from Page 8 

Neither team led by as many 
as six for nearly 10 minutes of 
the second half, but the Valley 
found themselves down nine again 
(43-34) at the 10:25 mark. 

The scrappy home team battled 
back ; tying the game 90 seconds later 
on a 9-0 run to tie the game at 43-43. 

Hoover knocked down two of his 
five shots on the run, one a jumper in 
the paint, and the other one a deep 
three-ball after Kerns dished him the 
rock off the Becker steal, forcing Al- 
bright to take a time out. 

In the final 7:03 of the contest, 
the teams went back and forth, forc- 
ing three ties while neither team 
went up by more than five points. 

Enoch forced the first two ties 
with lay-ups and Hoover tied the 
game up with 40 seconds left. 

The game came down to the fi- 
nal Lions shot, where Zac Shaeffer 
knocked home the lay-up with four 

seconds to go to secure the win. 

After the Wednesday night loss, 
the squad traveled to Messiah Col- 
lege, looking for a road win, com- 
ing home with a 75-65 loss. 

Enoch led all scorers with 22 
points on 9-of-16 shooting, going 
4-for-8 from beyond the arc. 

Meehan posted another double- 
digit scoring output, going for 17 
points on 6-of-10 shooting and 
converting on 4-of-5 from the line. 

Five ties highlighted the first 
half of play, as Messiah took a 
31-30 lead into the locker rooms. 

LVC led by as many as four 
on two occasions in the final two 
minutes of the half, after Kerns 
knocked down a pair from the 
stripe and Enoch sank a jumper 
from inside the arc. 

The second half was another see- 
saw battle between the Dutchmen 
and the Falcons, but the Valley nev- 
er took more than a one-point lead, 
with their final one coming after an 

Enoch trey at the 13:24 mark. 

Lebanon Valley only trailed by five 
with 37 seconds to go after a Meehan 
jumper, but Messiah extended that 
lead to 10 and never looked back. 

Enoch talked about this huge 
setback and what the team needs 
to do in order to make a playoff 
push during a postgame interview. 

"Last week was an important week 
and we definitely did not do what we 
needed to," said Enoch. "At this point, 
we need a lot of things to happen. Its 
definitely not the position we want to 
be in but we have to refocus and win 
our remaining games." 

Lebanon Valley (10-11, 3-6 
CC) hosts Arcadia University to- 
night at 8 p.m. and Elizabethtown 
College on Saturday afternoon at 
4 p.m. on Hot Dog Frank Day and 
the White Out Game. The team 
sits at a game and a half behind 
fourth-place Lycoming College. 



The team-leading number of to- 
tal points on the season recorded 
by Nicholas Schultz '12, forward 
for the ice hockey squad 


School record time in the wom- 
en's 3,000 meter run recorded 
by Jenn Cronin 'Hat the ESU 
Invitational on Saturday 


Team-leading number of 
rebounds by Megan Bish '09 for 
the women's basketball team 


den's Basketball: 

2/4 vs. Albright 
2/7 at Messiah 

L, 57-59 

Women's Basketball: 

2/4 vs. Albright 
2/4 at Messiah 

Ice Hockey: 

2/6 vs. Manhattanville 
2/7 vs. Manhattanville 

W, 58-57 

Ten's Indoor Track & Field: 

No team scoring kept at ESU 
Invitational on Saturday 2/7 

Uncominq Games 

Men's Basketball: 

2/11 vs. Arcadia 

2/14 vs. Elizabethtown 

2/17 atWidener 

Women's Basketball: 

2/11 vs. Arcadia 

2/14 vs. Elizabethtown 
2/17 atWidener 

Ice Hockey: 

2/13 at Elmira 
2/14 at Elmira 

Indoor Track & Field: 

2/14 Dickinson Invite 


2/13-15 Dickinson Invite 

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Women's basketball take on Arcadia, breast cancer 

Brittany Tobias '11 

La Vie Staff Writer 

Taking down the Arcadia 
Knights won t be the only mission 
on the court for the Lebanon Val- 
ley College Women's Basketball 
team tonight. They'll be raising 
awareness and money for the bat- 
tle against breast cancer during its 
second annual "Pink Game." 

This year's PinkZone game will 
include activities both before and 
after the game. An LVC pep band 
will be playing at the game to add 
to the excitement; and everyone 
who attends will be eligible to win 
prizes. Gift certificates for the col- 
lege bookstore ; restaurants; and 
iPods are just some of the items up 
for grabs this year. There is also a 
chance to win a 2009 Chevy Cobalt 
for a lucky fan if he or she can make 
a half-court shot during half-time. 

The Dutchmen mascot will be 
on hand to cheer on the team and 
hand out prizes. Subway Man, the 
mascot for the popular sandwich 
chain Subway will also be distrib- 
uting coupons for a free sub every 
time an LVC player hits a three- 

Courtesy Sports Information 

THINKING PINK The home crowd from last year's PinkZone game on 
Feb. 5, 2008 against Lycoming. The gym was filled with over 1,300 fans for 
last years thrilling 76-75 overtime victory. This year's organizers are hop- 
ing for even better results as they strive to raise money for breast cancer 

point shot. 

In its effort to make this year's 
event even more special; the team 
will be wearing pink uniforms; 
which are currently up for silent 
auction. "The team will be dressed 
in pink uniforms to honor those 
who have battled cancer and those 

who continue to fight/' said Todd 
Goclowski; head coach of the 
women's basketball team. 

The Colleges Against Cancer 
group will have pink shirts and 
other apparel available at a booth 
during the game. CAC is an on- 
campus group that promotes edu- 

cation and awareness around the 
campus and also helps plan the 
Relay for Life event. 

The game will also feature a 
booth for the American Cancer 
Society of Lebanon. There will be 
information on detection; preven- 
tion; and the treatment of breast 

"Our goal is to raise funds and 
awareness about breast cancer 
and to make sure our commu- 
nity comes together to celebrate 
with us in the fight/' Goclowski 
said. After filling the gym with 
over 1,300 fans last year and rais- 
ing over $3,400; the team has set 
a goal to fill all 1,600 seats in the 
LVC Gymnasium and beat last 
year's amount. The event is still 
free for LVC students. 

The game starts at 6 p.m. with 
pre-game festivities beginning at 
5:30. Be sure to wear pink to show 
your support for fighters and sur- 
vivors of breast cancer as well as 
our Women's Basketball team as it 
fights to raise money for a worthy 



Women's basketball holding on to play-off berth 

Sherae Jones '11 

La Vie Sports Writer 

The women's basketball team 
has had their ups-and-downs this 
season. It has been a change from 
last seasons 14-0 start, to this sea- 
sons 13-7, 6-3 record. Despite the 
change they are still in line for a 
play- off berth. 

The Dutchmen are ranked second 
in the Commonwealth Conference, 
behind nationally ranked # 8 Messiah. 

Wednesday night, the woman 
took on the Lions of Albright Col- 
lege, in a conference match up. 
With the help of Lori Lidlow's '11 
lay up with 1:19 to go, the Dutch- 
men defeated the Lions, 58-57. 

Great performances were given 
by Lori Lidlow '11 (18 points), 
Andrea Hoover '11 (13 points) 



T2 during Saturday's loss to Messiah. Murphy 
started the game and played 31 minutes scor- 
ing 9 points in the game 

and Megan Bish '09 (9 
points, 3-3 from the 
3 -point range). 

The win was the 
Dutchmen's third win 
in six games. However, 
the Dutchmen could not 
record win number four 
as they fell to Messiah, 
71-59, on Saturday. 

The Falcons shot an 
impressive 50 percent 
from the floor, while the 
Dutchman only shot 34 
percent. Messiah was led 
by Sal Shani's impressive 
double-double, 16 points 
sy Sports Information and 19 rebounds. Shani 
Caitlin Murphy played a major role in 
the Falcons spectacular 
rebounding. Messiah led 
in offensive rebounds, 

15-10, and overall 44-32. 

Despite their poor shooting, 
the Dutchman still fought back 
during the game. 

Unfortunately, the Dutchman did 
not start the second half off well. In- 
stead, the Falcons jumped out strong. 
Midway, through the half, the Falcons 
gained their biggest lead of the game 
and led by 25 points with 7:56 to go. 

However, the Dutchmen con- 
tinued to play hard and only fell to 
the Falcons by 12 points, 71-59. 

While Messiah improved to 9-0 in 
the conference, LVC fell to 6-3. 

With just four games left in the 
regular season, the women are 
looking to end on a positive note. 

The squad plays their last two 
home games this week. 



Men struggle 
to stay in play- 
off picture 

Ryan Zvorsky '09 

Circulation Manager 

Basketball is a game of stretches 
and the Dutchmen are on a losing 
one, dropping back-to-back Com- 
monwealth Conference games last 
week to bitter rivals. 

In game one, Lebanon Valley 
hosted Albright College at the LVC 
Gymnasium, falling in a thriller in 
the final seconds, 59-57. 

Guard Grant Becker '11 led the 
Valley on the night with 15 points 
on 6-of-l 1 shooting from the floor 
and 3-of-3 from the line in his 31 
minutes of action. 

Three other Dutchmen carded 
double-digit scoring outputs in 
two-guard Kyle Enoch '09, shoot- 
ing guard Zach Hoover '11, and 
point guard Joe Meehan '12, all 
posting 12 points apiece. 

Outside of that, the Valley only 
shot 36.5 percent (23-of-63) from 
the floor. 

In the first half, 4:30 ran off the 
clock before LVC converted on its 
first field-goal attempt, as Becker 
hit Enoch in stride for the lay-in. 
The score stood at 7-3 Lions. 

Becker scored the next four 
points for the Dutchmen on two 
free throws from the stripe and a 
deuce at the 12:55 mark. 

Lebanon Valley still trailed by 
five (12-7), but Albright ran out 
to a nine point lead at 20-11 after 
Matt Ashcroft put home the trey 
from the outside at 8:41. 

The Lions went up by nine 
again (24-15) with 5:12 left in the 
opening half, but LVC rode on an 
11-2 spurt to close the half dead- 
locked at 26-26. 

On the run, Meehan was able to 
knock down four points while Enoch 
buried one from downtown after 
forward Dan Dunkelberger TO stole 
the ball, fed it to guard Dustin Kerns 
'09, who found his classmate on the 

Becker ended the half tipping 
in a missed Meehan jumper. 

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